Brave Kerry Waters is walking again after losing leg in horror motorbike crash

Brave Kerry is walking again after losing leg in horror crash

Brave Kerry is walking again after losing leg in horror crash

Brave Kerry is walking again after losing leg in horror crash

First published in Echo News by

A WOMAN who lost her leg in a horrific motorbike crash has taken her first steps on a prosthetic leg just twomonths after the accident.

Kerry Waters, 29, of Alexander Road, Ashingdon, lost part of her right leg in the crash, in Brays Lane, Canewdon, on Friday, June 27.

She was close to being decapitated by an electricity pole wire, but thanks to her helmet strap catching it, she managed to survive.

Through sheer determination, she has surprised her family by walking for the first time with a prosthetic leg.

She now hopes to walk part of the 10km race Run to the Beat, in London, on September 14, to raise money for the Essex and East of England Air Ambulance.

Kerry, who was a dental nurse before the crash, said: “I don’t have the words to describe how amazing it was to stand up on two feet for the first time since the crash.

“I have never wanted anything more in my life, it was great.

“I was filmed so I could see myself and it was amazing.

“I didn’t think it would happen so quickly.”

Kerry is in rehabilitation in Queen Mary’s Hospital, in Roehampton, west London.

There she will learn to walk first by holding on to bars, then by using sticks, before finally walking unaided.

She said: “You just have to have determination.

“Some people sit around just chatting, but you have to get on with it.

“It’s been really hard going, getting to this stage, because I was having to watch everyone else around me walking while I was still in a wheelchair.

“Last week was really tough, I thought this is never going to happen, but suddenly it all happened so quickly.

“It’s really exciting. I don’t know how long it will take to get walking properly, but I amhoping for it to happen within a month.

“I have had my down days, but you have to carry on. Before the accident, I took life for granted and now I have to live it.

“I wish people realised how precious life is, this has definitely changed my view.”

To donate to Kerry’s charity collection for the air ambulances, visit www.justgiving.com/teams/Team Lemon or go to the Victory pub, in Ashingdon Road, Rochford, on September 14, from 2pm, to celebrate Kerry’s completion of Run to the Beat.

Her sister, Louise Jeakins, 23, of Rectory Road, Hawkwell, will complete a skydive with her cousin Tony Holland and father-in-law Bill Jeakins, to raise money for Kerry’s personal fund, One Step at a Time, which will fund a better leg for Kerry in the future.

The skydive takes place on October 18 and to sponsor the trio, visit www.youcaring.com/other/sky-jumpfor- kerry-/224415

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11:15am Fri 29 Aug 14

essex bad boy says...

Amazing recovery since she wanted benefits for being out of the country and couldn't get them
Amazing recovery since she wanted benefits for being out of the country and couldn't get them essex bad boy
  • Score: -7

2:06pm Fri 29 Aug 14

weirpond says...

This young Lady is a typical example of the benefits system gone wrong!!
in fact she visited OZ on a working permit aqnd stayed for two years,Nb. before that had worked as a dental nurse and paying a full stamp all her previous working life in the Uk, and because of official wording is not now entitled to DLA benfits at all, maybe she should have become an immigrant and then she would have done so. Just what is our country coming to.
This young Lady is a typical example of the benefits system gone wrong!! in fact she visited OZ on a working permit aqnd stayed for two years,Nb. before that had worked as a dental nurse and paying a full stamp all her previous working life in the Uk, and because of official wording is not now entitled to DLA benfits at all, maybe she should have become an immigrant and then she would have done so. Just what is our country coming to. weirpond
  • Score: 1

4:25pm Fri 29 Aug 14

runwellian says...

Kerry was stupid, she should have come back to Britain in the back of a container and all her needs would have been met, like the load of trash that arrived at Tilbury and are still here.

Kerry is British born, has worked here and paid her dues, the trash that arrived at Tilbury haven't contributed a penny, but found funds to pay crooks to get into our country knowing once they touched British soil, all their needs would be met ... instead of being sent back to Belgium from whence they came.

there is no question that this trash are not illegal immigrants so why are they still here?

Kerry should make a claim under the Human Rights Act, it is a disgrace that she is being treated this way, an absolute disgrace and an appeal should be made and backdated!

Good luck Kerry, all the best for the future!
Kerry was stupid, she should have come back to Britain in the back of a container and all her needs would have been met, like the load of trash that arrived at Tilbury and are still here. Kerry is British born, has worked here and paid her dues, the trash that arrived at Tilbury haven't contributed a penny, but found funds to pay crooks to get into our country knowing once they touched British soil, all their needs would be met ... instead of being sent back to Belgium from whence they came. there is no question that this trash are not illegal immigrants so why are they still here? Kerry should make a claim under the Human Rights Act, it is a disgrace that she is being treated this way, an absolute disgrace and an appeal should be made and backdated! Good luck Kerry, all the best for the future! runwellian
  • Score: 1

5:59pm Fri 29 Aug 14

bellend1 says...

Well done girl. Proud of you. Shame on the right wing scum who drag you down.
Well done girl. Proud of you. Shame on the right wing scum who drag you down. bellend1
  • Score: -1

6:49pm Fri 29 Aug 14

essex bad boy says...

essex bad boy wrote:
Amazing recovery since she wanted benefits for being out of the country and couldn't get them
Where is the rest of my post, it finished off with this which hasn't been posted.....

Here is what was missing from that original post

This goes to prove with grit and determination that anyone can achieve anything they want too. She has proved she can still handle life even as an amputee. The fact she has a positive look on life and will succeed even when no help is offered. Its unfair to be in this position but in the end she has strength and character to fight till she succeeds.

The fact she is already planning a positive future for herself will allow her to get a better future. She will show that she can and will have a happy life ahead.
[quote][p][bold]essex bad boy[/bold] wrote: Amazing recovery since she wanted benefits for being out of the country and couldn't get them[/p][/quote]Where is the rest of my post, it finished off with this which hasn't been posted..... Here is what was missing from that original post This goes to prove with grit and determination that anyone can achieve anything they want too. She has proved she can still handle life even as an amputee. The fact she has a positive look on life and will succeed even when no help is offered. Its unfair to be in this position but in the end she has strength and character to fight till she succeeds. The fact she is already planning a positive future for herself will allow her to get a better future. She will show that she can and will have a happy life ahead. essex bad boy
  • Score: 4

9:30pm Fri 29 Aug 14

cairoqueen says...

Well done Kerry,
Am sure your prosthesis will help you get your life back on track.
Well done Kerry, Am sure your prosthesis will help you get your life back on track. cairoqueen
  • Score: 0

12:28am Sat 30 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Good job there wasn't a young family coming the other way when she opened up her throttle, and came off, let's remember the accident reasons
Good job there wasn't a young family coming the other way when she opened up her throttle, and came off, let's remember the accident reasons sesibollox
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